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Southampton Football Club’s Main Club Partner, Sportsbet.io, has donated their shirt sponsorship and £10,000 to Saints Foundation for the Easter Sunday clash against Burnley, helping to raise awareness and vital funds for the club’s charity.
Saints Foundation’s logo will be displayed across the first team’s shirts during the match at St Mary’s on Sunday 4th April, with the match worn shirts then being auctioned off to raise further money to support the work Saints Foundation carry out in the local community.
Saints Foundation are asking fans to show their support during the charity matchday by making a £10 donation to the charity in place of the money they would usually spend on a match ticket. By donating, they will be cheering on the Saints transforming lives in the community, as well as those on the pitch.
As a further show of their support for the charity, Sportsbet.io have kindly agreed to match the first 1,000 donations made by fans ahead of the charity matchday, up to a total of £10,000!
The generous gesture from Sportsbet.io comes in direct response to a difficult year for Saints Foundation, who have missed out on over £300,000 of expected fundraising income at a time when the Foundation’s services are desperately needed. Despite those challenges, Saints Foundation has continued to support thousands of people in need across Southampton and the surrounding area during the past 12 months.
It will also give Saints Foundation the platform to cast a spotlight on some of the inspiring stories from participants who have transformed their lives with the charity’s support, which will be shared across club channels in the days leading up to the charity matchday.
Fans can also support the charity by purchasing a limited-edition replica shirt featuring Saints Foundation’s logo, with all proceeds from each sale going directly to Saints Foundation. Further details as to when these will go on sale will be released on Saints Foundation’s digital channels in due course.
David Thomas, Southampton Football Club’s Chief Commercial Officer commented: “We are incredibly grateful to Sportsbet.io for this unique opportunity that they are providing to Saints Foundation. Their generosity will help raise both awareness and vital funds so that our charity can continue to support the local community through these difficult times.
“No doubt the thousands of participants who Saints Foundation support annually will be immensely proud to see the team take to the pitch displaying the charity’s logo on Sunday 4th April.”
Joe McCallum, Head of Sportsbet.io, said: “Supporting local communities in these difficult times is important and it is our absolute pleasure as partners of the Saints to help raise awareness for the club’s charity. The work Saints Foundation has been carrying out over the past year is invaluable and we’re here to support them every step of the way.”
Saints Foundation’s Charity Matchday will be celebrated at Southampton’s Premier League fixture against Burnley FC on Sunday 4th April.